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A World class Education

A World class Education Author Vivien Stewart
ISBN-10 9781416613749
Release 2012
Pages 191
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In the 20th century, the United States was the world leader in education--the first country to achieve universal secondary education and the first to expand higher education beyond the elite class. Now other countries are catching up and leaping ahead--in high school graduation rates, in the quality and equity of their K-12 education systems, and in the proportion of students graduating from college. It is not that American education has gotten worse so much that education in other parts of the world has gotten so much better, so fast. Designed to promote conversation about how to educate students for a rapidly changing and increasingly borderless and innovation-based world, this comprehensive and illuminating book from international education expert Vivien Stewart is not about casting blame; it is about understanding what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools--at the national, state, and local level--might do differently and better. Here, you'll consider * How the U.S. education system fares against emerging international standards of excellence. * The policies, practices, and priorities of the world's best-performing systems, along with specific ideas for adapting these approaches for U.S. schools. * The common factors characteristic of high-performing and rapidly improving systems. * New models of 21st century teaching and leadership and ways to modernize curriculum, instruction, and assessment. * How technology and international exchange can help the United States close performance gaps and reach new levels of excellence and equity. Learning goes both ways, Stewart writes. Other countries have learned a great deal from the United States, and now it is time for American educators to open their eyes to other nations' globally-minded and future-focused practices, leverage existing assets, and create a truly world-class education system for this generation of students and generations to come.



What Makes a World Class School and How We Can Get There

What Makes a World Class School and How We Can Get There Author James H. Stronge
ISBN-10 9781416623939
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 146
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For years, students in the United States have lagged behind students in many other countries on such measures of achievement as the PISA and TIMSS assessments. In an increasingly globalized world, such a gap is worrisome. Armed with statistics, examples, and cautionary tales from Scandinavia to Japan, James H. Stronge and Xianxuan Xu have written a book that can help educators better prepare students and close that gap. In What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, you will find * Careful analysis of recent international assessment results—what they mean and what can be done to improve them. * In-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe—their histories, their lessons learned, and what they can teach educators and policymakers in the United States. * Strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools—which strategies to use, in which subjects, and with which students. * Transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling—both simple and complex ways to raise the bar for all students, no matter what their background. Educators in every country must ensure that their students are as prepared as possible to lead a future generation of citizens. This thought-provoking and copiously researched book provides educators with a blueprint for radical improvement based on the hard-learned experiences of their peers around the world.



International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy

International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy Author Motoko Akiba
ISBN-10 9781317487814
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 622
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The International Handbook of Teacher Quality and Policy is a comprehensive resource that examines how teacher quality is conceptualized, negotiated, and contested, and teacher policies are developed and implemented by global, national, and local policy actors. Edited by two of the leading comparative authorities in the field, it draws on the research and contributions of scholars from across the globe to explore five central questions: How has teacher quality been conceptualized from various disciplinary and theoretical perspectives?? How are global and transnational policy actors and networks influencing teacher policies and practices? What are the perspectives and experiences of teachers in local policy contexts? What do comparative research studies tell us about teachers and how their work and policy contexts influence their teaching? How have various countries implemented policies aimed at improving teacher quality and how have these policies influenced teachers and students? The international contributors represent a wide variety of scholars who identify global dynamics influencing policy discourses on teacher quality, and examine national and local teaching and policy environments influencing teacher policy development and implementation in various countries. Divided into five sections, the book brings together the latest conceptual and empirical studies on teacher quality and teacher policies to inform future policy directions for recruiting, educating, and supporting the teaching profession.



The Road to Academic Excellence

The Road to Academic Excellence Author Philip G. Altbach
ISBN-10 9780821388068
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 390
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This book examines the experience of 11 universities in nine countries around the world that have grappled with the challenge of building successful research institutions in difficult circumstances and outlines key lessons of from this experience.



System Leadership in Practice

System Leadership in Practice Author Rob Higham
ISBN-10 9780335239689
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 182
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This book is indispensable reading for school leaders and senior teachers, educational policy makers and advisors, as well as anyone involved or interested in education and its leadership.



Implausible Dream

Implausible Dream Author James H. Mittelman
ISBN-10 9781400888085
Release 2017-10-31
Pages 288
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Why the paradigm of the world-class university is an implausible dream for most institutions of higher education Universities have become major actors on the global stage. Yet, as they strive to be “world-class,” institutions of higher education are shifting away from their core missions of cultivating democratic citizenship, fostering critical thinking, and safeguarding academic freedom. In the contest to raise their national and global profiles, universities are embracing a new form of utilitarianism, one that favors market power over academic values. In this book, James Mittelman explains why the world-class university is an implausible dream for most institutions and proposes viable alternatives that can help universities thrive in today’s competitive global environment. Mittelman traces how the scale, reach, and impact of higher-education institutions expanded exponentially in the post–World War II era, and how the market-led educational model became widespread. Drawing on his own groundbreaking fieldwork, he offers three case studies—the United States, which exemplifies market-oriented educational globalization; Finland, representative of the strong public sphere; and Uganda, a postcolonial country with a historically public but now increasingly private university system. Mittelman shows that the “world-class” paradigm is untenable for all but a small group of wealthy, research-intensive universities, primarily in the global North. Nevertheless, institutions without substantial material resources and in far different contexts continue to aspire to world-class stature. An urgent wake-up call, Implausible Dream argues that universities are repurposing at the peril of their high principles and recommends structural reforms that are more practical than the unrealistic worldwide measures of excellence prevalent today.



Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education Author Gary Miller
ISBN-10 9781579227982
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 270
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Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.



India s changing innovation system

India s changing innovation system Author Charles W. Wessner
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123335874
Release 2007-12-31
Pages 208
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Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session.



Why Not the Best Schools

Why Not the Best Schools  Author Evelyn Linda Douglas
ISBN-10 9780864319791
Release 2008
Pages 52
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Why Not the Best Schools?: The Australia Report is part of a set of six country reports that support Why Not the Best Schools? by Brian Caldwell and Jessica Harris (ACER Press 2008). Why Not the Best Schools? draws on the findings of the International Project to Frame the Transformation of Schools conducted in Australia, China, England, Finland, th.



Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Learning Teaching and Designing Curriculum Emerging Trends

Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Learning  Teaching  and Designing Curriculum  Emerging Trends Author Ng, Eugenia M. W.
ISBN-10 9781466600331
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 310
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"This book provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the current and potential impact of online learning and training and to formulate methodologies for the creation of effective learning systems"--Provided by publisher.



Disruptive Technologies Innovation and Global Redesign Emerging Implications

Disruptive Technologies  Innovation and Global Redesign  Emerging Implications Author Ekekwe, Ndubuisi
ISBN-10 9781466601352
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 602
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"This book provides case studies as well as practical and theoretical chapters on the issues surrounding disruptive technologies, innovation, and global redesign"--Provided by publisher.



Making the Common Core Standards Work

Making the Common Core Standards Work Author Robert J. Manley
ISBN-10 9781452284439
Release 2012-11-26
Pages 288
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Essential reading for school leaders! Providing a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new Common Core State Standards, this practical guide focuses on realistic strategies for lasting change within schools. The authors build an inspiring case for how individual schools can develop a world-class education system through targeted professional development. Topics include: Empowering teachers and staff as partners in implementing the new standards Adapting existing curriculum to meet grade-level goals for mathematics and language arts Designing assessments that measure mastery of the standards Ensuring that the standards benefit all students, including multicultural learners



The state of science math engineering and technology SMET education in America parts I IV including the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS

The state of science  math  engineering  and technology  SMET  education in America  parts I IV  including the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study  TIMSS Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
ISBN-10 0160564859
Release 1998
Pages 313
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The state of science math engineering and technology SMET education in America parts I IV including the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The state of science math engineering and technology SMET education in America parts I IV including the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The state of science math engineering and technology SMET education in America parts I IV including the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study TIMSS book for free.



The New Flagship University

The New Flagship University Author John Aubrey Douglass
ISBN-10 9781137500496
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 217
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The New Flagship University is an expansive vision for leading national universities and an alternative narrative to global rankings and World Class Universities. The Flagship model explores pathways for universities to re-shape their missions and operational features to expand their relevancy in the societies that gave them life and purpose.



Library Assessment in Higher Education

Library Assessment in Higher Education Author Joseph R. Matthews
ISBN-10 9780313094873
Release 2007
Pages 146
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Library Assessment in Higher Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Library Assessment in Higher Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Library Assessment in Higher Education book for free.



European Economy

European Economy Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435073741456
Release 2004
Pages
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The November issue of 1978- contains the Commission's Annual economic report and its Annual economic review for 1978/79-



Collective Intelligence and E Learning 2 0 Implications of Web Based Communities and Networking

Collective Intelligence and E Learning 2 0  Implications of Web Based Communities and Networking Author Yang, Harrison Hao
ISBN-10 9781605667300
Release 2009-08-31
Pages 374
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"This book provides a useful reference to the latest advancements in the area of educational technology and e-learning"--Provided by publisher.